The Letter Blue
‘The Letter Blue’ is the name I give to a series of works made during a hermit-like period in the 1990s, when I eschewed MA courses and lived alone in a studio for several years. During this time I explored numerous media and thought deeply about every aspect of my relationship with art. I gradually came to the conclusion – both through thinking and through making – that what fascinated and motivated me most was changing light as an image of passing time falling on objects and transforming them (and all experience) into events. This heightened attention to changing light and passing time (enhanced by my affinity with photography) revealed the artist’s awareness of experience and the progress of a practice as ‘enacted biography’ (a term found in the work of psychologists Kris and Kurz.) Significantly, photography and writing remain as the media capable of representing these revelations while the objects themselves were discarded or perished.